The men won the metro league and placed fourth at the state meet last year. They have shifted their goals for the 2018 season. “This year the primary goal for the ski team is for less experienced racers to become better all around skiers and to have fun,” senior captain Aidan Kearney said. Jesuit will depend on Kearney, who is the reigning Metro League champion, sophomore Hayden Mills, and junior Charlie Law to produce fast times. The hopeful men’s ski team will look to new talent to fulfill three varsity spots left vacant from the class of 2017.
The women’s ski team won the Metro league title last winter and placed fifth at the state race. They will return Amber Mills, who is last year’s Metro league champion. “We need the upperclassmen on the team to step up this year. There are a lot of newcomers to the team, and it is up to us to set an example and welcome them to the sport,” senior captain Amber Mills said. Important skiers will be Amber Mills and Anna Kearney. An important aspect for this team is to have a strong sense of family. “Our team chemistry is one aspect that has been key to our success in the past. Ski racing is an individual sport, but each person has the chance to contribute to an overall team score.”